What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,480,291,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1520
    After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
  • 1843
    Ka Lā Hui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1905
    Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1914
    World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • 1942
    In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.
  • 1964
    Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: National Security Council members agree to recommend that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson adopt a plan for a two-stage escalation of bombing in North Vietnam.
  • 1987
    South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing all 159 people on-board.
  • 1991
    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.
  • 2002
    Suicide bombers blow up an Israeli-owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; their colleagues fail in their attempt to bring down Arkia Israel Airlines Flight 582 with surface-to-air-missiles.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1820
    Friedrich Engels, German philosopher (d. 1895)
  • 1887
    Ernst Röhm, Nazi official (d. 1934)
  • 1895
    José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1932
    Gato Barbieri, Argentinian saxophonist
  • 1935
    Prince Hitachi, Japanese royalty
  • 1947
    Maria Farantouri, Greek singer
  • 1962
    Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • 1963
    Jesus Ledesma Aguilar, Mexican convicted killer (d. 2006)
  • 1967
    Stephnie Weir, American comedian
  • 1974
    Styles P, American rapper

Who died on November 28?

  • 1262
    Shinran, Japanese religious leader (b. 1173)
  • 1859
    Washington Irving, American writer (b. 1783)
  • 1971
    Wasfi Tel, Jordanian Prime Minister (b. 1920)
  • 1976
    Rosalind Russell, American actress (b. 1907)
  • 1977
    Trevor Bardette, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1978
    Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Argentine football executive (b. 1902)
  • 2000
    Liane Haid, Austrian actress (b. 1895)
  • 2001
    William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    Robert Volpe, Artist ,Art Theft Detective (b. 1942)
  • 2010
    Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1926)

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